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Dead battery...need help!!

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by skeletal1108, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. skeletal1108
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    [Oct 7, 2007]
    Little help needed.
    What do you do if your audi a4 has sat there for a few weeks offroad,
    and the battery is so dead, it wont opperate your electric central locking??!!
    is the only option to smash a window??

    its an audi a4 1.8t p reg if that help.
    any help appreciated.

    cheers, steve
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    sijones Member VCDS Map User

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    [Oct 7, 2007]
    Call me stupid... but why can't you unlock drivers door with the key? i know it will be deadlocked inside but unless you have no drivers key hole....????
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    [Oct 7, 2007]
    If you have no key unlocking then the only suggestion is to make up a lead with 2 small crockadial clips and put one to earth and then try and get other to your starter (there will be a thick cable going back to batt - connect to this) underneath, that will push enough power through cables to power up the central locking, should be able to remove your engine cover from underneath to do this.
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    [Nov 20, 2007]
    Or, just bash in the off side rear lamp, I mean completely through. Then, remove the vacuum pipe from the central locking pump, and suck / blow till the buttons pop.

    If you've deleted all the key holes, then, I'd say you deserve to get locked out!
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    [Nov 21, 2007]
    surely there must be a boot lock as i've never seen a boot de-locked, just use the key in that, once the boot is open attach a set of jump leads or charger to the wires on the boot light to power up the system.
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